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Cloning of a phosphinothricin N-acetyltransferase gene from Streptomyces viridochromogenes Tü494 and its expression in Streptomyces lividans and Escherichia coli.

Authors
  • Strauch, E
  • Wohlleben, W
  • Pühler, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gene
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1988
Volume
63
Issue
1
Pages
65–74
Identifiers
PMID: 3290054
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Phosphinothricin-tripeptide (Ptt), also known as bialaphos, contains phosphinothricin (Pt), a potent inhibitor of glutamine synthetase. A 4.0-kb Bam HI fragment coding for Ptt resistance was cloned in Streptomyces lividans TK23. The fragment was isolated from a Ptt-resistant mutant of Streptomyces viridochromogenes Tü494. Subcloning experiments revealed that Ptt resistance can be assigned to a 0.8-kb Bg/II fragment. This fragment was shown to include the Ptt-resistance promoter. Subcloning this fragment downstream from the lacZ promoter conferred Ptt resistance to Escherichia coli JM83 in one of the two possible orientations. Biochemical investigations revealed that the Bg/II fragment codes for a Pt N-acetyltransferase.

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